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color for inside cloth
Striker
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: August 21, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 01:00 PM UTC
When painting a figure and they are wearing a cloak, open coat, surcoat that has a visible inside what color do you use? Most figures I've seen have the inside painted in the shadow color but I've also seen a few where the painter used black. Think of a figure like a Teutonic knight with a cloak on. Would you paint that in a dark, dark shadow color and let natural light make it darker or paint it darker to begin with (near black)? I'm using acrylics (VMC and AC mostly).
mohammedcohen
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United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 02:11 PM UTC
Since contrasting liners are a modern affectation, making ANY garment with such a liner would have increased the cost beyond the reach of a 'common man at arms and been affordable only to a relatively wealthy man at arms. I would paint the inner surface of the garment in a darker value of the entire garment, taking into consieration, as usual, both highlights and shadow...remember that until the mid to late 18th century synthetic dyes were unknown and vegetable dyes were the norm, so fading, especially in very sunny and HOT climes would be accelerated.

CB in FL
Striker
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: August 21, 2003
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Posted: Saturday, August 04, 2012 - 10:19 AM UTC
Sounds good. I've got a metal Teutonic knight to paint and he's got a long cloak on (a separate casting).